Elise Spleiss (email@example.com) has written more than 300 articles for Sacramento-area community newspapers covering the communities of Citrus Heights, Fair Oaks, Carmichael, Rancho Cordova, and Placer County, since 2011. Her favorite topics are human-interest stories “with heart.” She loves writing about veterans. A subject requiring historical background will motivate her to delve in every time. If Elise were to list four recent representative articles, they would include, “A True Hero and Survivor: Battle of Okinawa Survivor Part of Final Battle of World War II” (Citrus Heights Messenger, http://www.citrusheightsmessenger.com/articles/2017/1119-A-True-Hero-and-Survivor/index.php?ID=4194); “Grace House: Living Sober, Powerful and Free” (Carmichael Times, http://www.carmichaeltimes.com/articles/2017/0628-Grace-House-Living-Sober/index.php?ID=3835); “Rusch Home History Day Takes Visitors Back 100 Years”;” (Citrus Heights Messenger, http://www.citrusheightsmessenger.com/articles/2018/0413-Rusch-Home-History-Day-Citrus-Heights/index.php?ID=4685); and “Auschwitz Survivor in Rocklin Captivates Young People (Placer Herald,http://www.placerherald.com/article/3/23/16/auschwitz-survivor-rocklin-captivates-young-people).
A writer to the core, Elise remembers producing narrative as a child. At age 9 she wrote her life story, then proceeded to contribute to her school newspaper through college. During her 25 years with Santa Clara County Social Services she created two office newspapers to keep employees connected. Elise also writes for her church and service organizations. When not writing, Elise is a personal caregiver, a Toastmaster, and a committed volunteer, all which she finds to be rich sources for stories.